Overview

This topic describes how to add waypoints when creating a new route or editing an existing route.

Defining waypoints

When you create a route within a project any tasks, for example jobs, inspections, etc., are automatically assigned as waypoints within the route.

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The first waypoint on the list is considered to be the start of the route. The last waypoint on the list is considered the end of the route. You can reorder the way point list or delete any unwanted ones, the route is recalculated automatically.

Note

The tasks must have point geometry to allows the route to be created.

Route icons

There are three icon types that appear on the map when you add waypoints to define the route.

Icon Description
This indicates the start of the route. This indicates the start of the route.
This indicates an intermediate waypoint along the route. This indicates an intermediate waypoint along the route.
This indicates the end of the route. This indicates the end of the route.

Adding waypoints

Alloy allows you to insert waypoints manually to define the route that you are creating. The easiest method to place waypoints is to use the point geometry tool.

  1. Select the Add waypoint button, the drawing tools indicate the point geometry tool is available.

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  1. Select the point geometry button, a placing icon appears under the cursor.
  2. Move the cursor to the location required and left click the cursor to place the waypoint.

    At this stage you can still click and drag the waypoint to change the location.

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  1. Select Add when you have finished placing the waypoint.

    When you have added the first waypoint it becomes the start of the route.

  2. Repeat steps 1 to 4 for each way point that you want place on the map.

    Each time you place a new waypoint it becomes the end point for the route.

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When you have completed adding all the waypoints they are displayed on the map.

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The waypoints are also listed in the Name and waypoints page.

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This allows you to remove a waypoint if required by selecting the icon for that waypoint. You can also reorder the list by selecting and dragging a waypoint up or down the list.

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Note

Reordering the list of waypoints changes the route and the system recalculates the new route automatically.